He shoulda texted

You may have missed a  funny story in Friday’s Maui News, because it was buried at the end of an unfunny story about a pedophile.

According to police, Damien Black failed as an armed robber because the employee couldn’t read his demand letter . . . Police said previously that, because of poor penmanship, the employee was unable to read the note. The suspect became frustrated and ran off, police said.

It is not clear from the report whether he was trying to get drugs or money, but either way, it was a bad idea, badly executed.

If you need fast cash, much easier to bring your stuff down to Kamaaina Loan, where a friendly pawnbroker will help you. And you won’t have to write anything except your name certifying that the stuff isn’t stolen and that you agree to the contract.